Latymer rowers go on to international success

Following on from a fantastic rowing season in 2018-19, culminating with our women’s A quad taking the Diamond Jubilee Cup at Henley in June, some Latymerians have been continuing this success through the summer. 

Home International Regatta, Strathclyde

Soon after the end of the summer term, the England Team selected our Lower Sixth student, Esther to compete in the junior women’s coxed four and eight at this year’s Home International Regatta, coached by Tom Cannon on board the England Team in Strathclyde.

With exceptional performances leading to a gold medal in each event, Esther contributed to England’s Junior Women winning this year’s home nations.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Corgeno, Italy

Mia Andersen (2019), Selena Jones (2019) and Dom (now Upper Sixth) were also selected to represent GB as part of the 50 strong Junior Team competing in Corgeno, Italy from 2-4 August, at Coupe de la Jeunesse (the junior European rowing championships).

On day one Mia and Selena raced to bronze in the junior women’s eight. Over the rest of the weekend Mia raced in the junior women’s coxless four to finish 4th and 6th in a highly competitive field.

Selena and Dom each achieved an outstanding gold (on Saturday) and silver (on Sunday) in the junior women’s pair and junior men’s coxed four respectively.

We’re extremely proud to have these four pupils represent Latymer internationally to such an impressively high level.

Huge congratulations also to Latymerian Henry Fieldman (2007) who coxed the GB men’s 8 to  bronze over Australia, USA and New Zealand at the World Rowing Championships in Austria. In doing so he qualifies the crew to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

Double gold for Esther (2nd left, front row) in Junior Women’s 4+ and 8+

Dom (far right) with the Junior Men’s Coxed Four, taking gold

Bronze for Mia (left) and Selena (right) in the eight, pictured with former Latymer coach and current member of senior GB team Sara Parfett

Gold for Selena (left, front) in the Junior Women’s Pair

Author: carolineroberts

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